Green Tara is the female deity most popular in the Tibetan Pantheon, and its invocation and worship practice is also common in other Asian countries; its origin seems to go back to the India, where it mixes with other mother goddesses like Durga.
The name Tara (is pronounced taaraa, in Sanskrit has two vowels long Tārā) has a very wide field of semantic. On the one hand the word “Tara” It means star and also the pupil of the eye; on the other hand comes from the verbal root to cross or swim. Hence it is said that you Tara is who helps crossing the waters of the illusion, suffering or samsara inshore of release; and, like a star, orients in spiritual navigation. It is also linked with Venus, both as Mother goddess and its appearance of the evening lucero. Manifests as 21 different Taras, the most popular among them are green Tara, Red Tara and white Tara (all of them are Tantric deities of the practice of the vajrayana in which the practitioner is displayed as Tara and is building an imaginal light body). It is associated with the Prajnaparamita, the perfection of wisdom in mahayana Buddhism, which sometimes is personified as a female deity and which gives its name to a series of Sutras (texts revealed by the Buddha) that it would have been discovered by Nagarjuna.
Arya Tara (the venerable Tara) It is greatly beloved among the Buddhists, because it presents a kind of feminist and somewhat Ecumenical revolution at the heart of Buddhism. According to a legend, Tara was the Princess Yeshe Dawa (jnana chandra in Sanskrit; Princess Moon wisdom) in an old system where resided the Buddha of the sound of the drum; There he achieved the status of bodhisattva in which they could choose how to reincarnate and chose to reincarnate as woman (something of a rarity, while Buddhas are neither men nor women, your gender and form is only a method for teaching). So Tara for eons has taken the female form to help and inspire individuals who live the ignorance of samsara are the path to enlightenment.
Another story says that green Tara is the emanation of Avalokiteshavara, the Buddha of compassion. When was Avalokiteshvara in a high mountain, looked towards the ocean of samsara and noted the relentless torment of humans. Of his purest compassion spilled two tears. His right eye fell one tear was Bhrikuti, who was then reabsorbed by Avalokiteshvara and later reincarnate as the Princess Tritsun. Another tear of his left eye fell, which became Tara, who at birth called on all Dharma practitioners and offered to inteceder by his suffering, as a faithful companion for all those who take the path of the bodhisattva.
Green Tara mantra
Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Soha (the last word tends to be pronounced Svāhā by Tibetans; the v has a soft sound close to u).
The mantra is a kind of call Tara so intercede, destroy obstacles and streamline our lighting. Variations of the name are used “Tara” as devout requests to provoke compassionate sweetness. “OM” represents the primordial cosmic sound, the State of essential of all things lighting; Tāre represents the liberation from worldly suffering; Tuttāre represents spiritual liberation inidvidual; Ture represents the universal spiritual liberation and the Soha is a statement, similar to “so”, and it means the idea that enlightenment is arraige in me.
Green Tara is especially recognized by remove obstacles. Is in a position in which it is ready to act, reckless, sitting in the State meditative but with one leg out of his throne, showing its critical Dynamics. Is for this reason that it is said that their main quality “It is an extraordinary, compassionate resolution to benefit sentient beings by removing the causes that lead them to fear or anxiety”.
Tara Green has the characteristic of release of eight obstacles or obscurations they have their counterparts of material protection on certain dangers: pride (depicted with a lion), ignorance (wild elephants), I hate or anger (fire), envy (snakes), incorrect vision (thieves), greed (slavery), desire and attachment (floods) and delusions doubts (evil spirits or demons). It is said that it is tuttare the term which protects these eight internal and external damage.
It is said that his mantra is especially effective when used showing different, I mean, imagining that Tara comes to benefit another person suffering difficulties. We can then go to Tara as a graceful and expeditiously emissary of our desires kind and compassionate towards others.